Farren House

A simple L-shape form, created by two accommodation blocks connected by a glass link, orientates this residential addition to its half acre site. While the house is thoroughly contemporary it remains aware of its vernacular heritage and as such is designed as a one-room deep dwelling, relating back to traditional Irish architecture. The spaces are arranged as a series of destinations with each announcing itself confidently so that the inhabitant is conscious of a processional movement through the dwelling. This simple layout ensures an overall ambience created through a profusion of natural light flowing through floor to ceiling glazing complimented by the use of long balconies, an integration of stone and its governing minimalist narrative.